Multicystic degeneration of the Cowper's gland in a Large White boar.

Grahofer, Alexander; Nathues, Heiko; Gurtner, Corinne (2016). Multicystic degeneration of the Cowper's gland in a Large White boar. Reproduction in domestic animals, 51(6), pp. 1044-1048. Blackwell 10.1111/rda.12768

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The present report describes a case of multicystic degeneration of the Cowper's gland in a 1.3-year-old purebred Large White intact boar with reduced fertility in Switzerland. Based on the case history, a general physical examination, an andrological investigation and a transrectal ultrasonography combined with a subsequent thorough pathological examination including histology a multicystic degeneration of the Cowper's gland were diagnosed. The case indicates that cystic degeneration of the bulbourethral gland should be contemplated in the differential diagnoses of andrological disorders even though it has not been described in pigs so far. While selecting breeding boars, a morphological check of the bulbourethral gland can be performed, since degeneration of the gland would potentially have an impact on future fertility.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Swine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Grahofer, Alexander; Nathues, Heiko and Gurtner, Corinne

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0936-6768

Publisher:

Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannette Glauser

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2016 10:46

Last Modified:

15 Jan 2017 02:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/rda.12768

PubMed ID:

27568915

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87759

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87759

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